I've been using the Stack group of web sites for about a year. There are some areas I still do not understand about how the community works. I had a question migrated from stackexchange to superuser which set me on a strange "waste of my time" (1+ hrs) which compelled me to post this question...
I've ended up with several user accounts (stackoverflow, superuser, mathematics, drupal, etc...). Are these accounts intentionally separate? Or is this an error on my part?
I think its not my error since at superuser I had to add a new user account, when I was already logged in at stackexchange (when I clicked through on my migrated question).
The migrated question is not listed in my new account profile, and back at my stackexchange user account the question is listed in my profile, but registers no answers, while there are actually two in the migrated version. The net result of all this is I am unable to mark the question answered since my migrated question has no outlined checkmark. How do I mark my migrated question answered?
I've let my puzzlement about the Exchange go unresolved for the last year since all of my questions were at Stackoverflow and I continued to benefit with answers to my questions. Yet, having branched out into other parts of the "Exchange", and now seeing I have several accounts with different reputations, I'm confused and wish to better understand how the community of "Exchange" sites works.
I keep returning to the FAQ. I notice now each FAQ is written for the Exchange site where the FAQ link resides. None mention directly the issue (1) of the relationship of users to Exchange sites.
The FAQ also does not list, link or mention instructions to mark a question as "answered". A basic search for "marked as answered" returned:
"Mark the conclusion for every answered question" - "We already have tons of instances where users don't even know how to accept an answer..." haha, me!
"Is it possible for someone with high reputation to mark as answered? [closed]" Forwards to: How does accepting an answer work?
The latter seems IMHO a great candidate to be added to any Exchange FAQ.